That Same Old Feeling – Pickettywitch – 1970

picketty 1Here’s a song you’ve probably forgotten about.  Tuneful and melodic, Pickettywitch’s, That Same Old Feeling, very much reflects the pop music of the early 1970s

Picketty 2pickettywitch fax

  • Pickettywitch were formed in the UK in the late 1960s by singer Polly Brown.
  • Pickettywitch was signed to Pye Records and, in July 1969,  released their debut single, You Got Me So I Don’t Know.
  • The band’s biggest hit was in 1970.  That Same Old Feeling was a hit in both the UK and US.
  • By the end of 1970, Pickettywitch had pushed two more singles into the UK charts; (It’s Like A) Sad Old Kinda Movie and Baby I Won’t Let You Down.  Although not a hit, the band is also remembered for the catchy, I get that Summertime Feeling.
  • By 1972, the band had folded. Polly briefly sang in a duo called Sweet Dreams before embarking on a solo career which saw her achieve hits in both the UK and the US
  • The only other Pickettywitch member to achieve anything significant in the music world appears to have been Keith Hall who became drummer for Gerry and the Pacemakers.
  • Polly continues to write music and perform.

Picketty 3pickettywitch trivia

The rumours of Polly’s death in 2006 have been greatly exaggerated.  Some years after the break-up of Pickettywitch, a band named New Pickettywitch was formed.  The lead singer’s name was Sheila Rossall.  She suffered from an ailment known as total allergy syndrome.

For much of her later career, Polly was asked, in interviews, about this syndrome and, when Sheila died in 2006, many papers reported that it was Polly who had passed away.

that same old feeling fax

  • That Same Old Feeling was written by John MacLeod and Tony MacAulay.  Both wrote a number of hit songs.  Tony’s songs included: Baby Now That I’ve Found You and Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations), (Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All (The 5th Dimenson), Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (Edison Lighthouse), and Don’t Give Up on Us (David Soul).  John co-wrote Baby Now That I’ve Found You.
  • That Same Old Feeling was released by Pickettywitch in 1970 peaking at #5 of the UK singles chart and #40 on the US singles chart.
  • Two other bands recorded the song in 1970, The Foundations and The Fortunes.  The latter version peaked at #62 on the US singles chart about the same time as Pickettywitch’s version sat a few slots ahead of it.
  • That Same Old Feeling lyrics.

that same old feeling – pickettywitch – 1970 – video

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